July 5, 2007

AND TWO OF THREE FROM BOSTON:

Rockies sweep 2 N.Y. teams in same year (The Associated Press, July 5, 2007)

For the series, the Rockies outscored the Mets 34-12. Add in a three-game sweep of the Yankees from June 19-21, and Colorado outscored the Big Apple teams 47-17.

"You'd better not get caught wearing a Rockies cap in New York," reliever Tom Martin cracked.

The last team to sweep series from two New York clubs during the regular season, according to the Elias Sports Bureau, was the Milwaukee Braves, who whitewashed the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants in 1956. After moving to Los Angeles, the Dodgers swept the Yankees in the 1963 World Series after sweeping the Mets four times during the season.

"Got that going for us," Rockies manager Clint Hurdle said with a smile.

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 5, 2007 7:45 AM
Comments

What really ought to embarass Yankees and Mets fans (and throw in Red Sawx fans, too!) is that the Rockies will have a really tough time making the playoffs. A third of the games in the second half involve either the Padres or the Dodgers. Not to mention, the Rockies have yet to play against the Brewers.

Posted by: Brad S at July 5, 2007 8:45 AM

Not if they have sense enough to trade Stewart, Fuentes, & an outfielder for a couple pitchers.

Posted by: oj at July 5, 2007 8:59 AM

Yeah Brad, and I could be wrong, but I believe the Rockies lost something like 8-9 games in a row in between taking 5 of 6 from the Yanks and Sawx and sweeping the Mets, indeed they may have been winless in the interval.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at July 5, 2007 9:01 AM

OJ, I don't see the Monfort brothers willing to take such a chance at a trade, if for no other reason than they don't want to have to pay any extraneous salary to get two pitchers. Besides, the big reason why no one would want Brian Fuentes was because during that 1-9 road trip, Fuentes blew 4 saves!

Posted by: Brad S at July 5, 2007 9:23 AM

Lefty relievers always have absurd value--ask Scott Schoenweis.

Posted by: oj at July 5, 2007 12:18 PM

Losing to the Blue Jays and Cubs on the road is hardly significant. The loss of Hirsch for any period of time could be.

Posted by: oj at July 5, 2007 12:20 PM
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